In 2001, Eritrean security forces detained Dawit Isaak, and 10 other journalists, without charge or trial. He was released for medical treatment in 2005 but arrested again two days later. Nothing has been heard of him since.
Surely we should all be free to protest, without the police knowing who we are? But high tech surveillance of protests is real, and it enables the police to identify, monitor and track protestors, indiscriminately and at scale.
A legislative scrutiny report on the public order section of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, published today, says proposed restrictions on protests are “inconsistent with human rights.”
British aid projects supporting Palestinian security forces appear to be as much about helping to stop threats to Israel, the occupying power, as they are about enhancing Palestinian state-building.
The government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is an unprecedented attack on the freedom to protest. We have to fight against this Bill. Please sign the petition and support the Charter For Freedom of Assembly Rights.
The UK government has abandoned attempts to shield members of its armed forces, including those who served in Iraq, from prosecution for murder and war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A lawsuit was filed this week against a Fort Worth foster care organization and its employees, accusing them of failing to follow proper requirements in the care of a 3-year-old who died last year.
In October 2020 reporters filed a complaint with the Swedish prosecutor for international crimes, accusing Eritrea’s President and other officials of holding the journalist Dawit Isaak incommunicado since 2001.